Telecoms news from Kyrgyzstan
The Kyrgyzstan government has announced another attempt to sell a 75% stake in the state-owned Kyrgyz Mobile Company, following two failed previous auctions. ...more.
In Kyrgyzstan's southern Osh region, a dispute over a theft turned into a clash between more than 100 local citizens and Chinese workers. ...more.
A member of the Kyrgyz Parliament has urged the country's grand mufti to ban so-called SMS divorces. ...more.
Kyrgyz youth will soon be able to acquire internet literacy for free after dignitaries launched the Internet Parking project in downtown Bishkek October 12, according to the parliamentary press office. ...more.
Google plans to build data centres in Kyrgyzstan because of its cheap electricity, Kyrgyz First Vice Prime Minister Dzhoomart Otorbayev said July 14, according to KyrTAG. ...more.
Russia's Alfa Group has agreed to reserve 2.7% of its 31.4% stake in VimpelCom against any further commercial deals, pending the settlement of a long running dispute in Kyrgyzstan. ...more.
Russia based mobile network,VimpelCom has reported a 22% rise in its fourth-fiscal quarter revenues to US$2.8 billion, while net profit jumped by 63% to US$461.2 million. ...more.
President Roza Otunbaeva sacked Baibolov on March 31 for his wife's alleged involvement in corrupt financial deals with MegaCom, the country's leading communications service provider. ...more.
Kyrgyz President Roza Otunbaeva has created a special investigative team to probe alleged financial misdeeds at the country's leading communication services provider ...more.
Russia's MTS says that it has been granted leave to file a legal action in the Isle of Man over its complex dispute over the ownership of a mobile network in Kyrgyzstan. ...more.
Russia's VimpelCom is reported to have brought out the 50.1% of Kyrgyz mobile network operator, Sky Mobile that it did not already own. ...more.
Russia's Mobile TeleSystems (MTS) has announced that it has lost the appeal over a disputed commercial agreement it had entered into with Nomihold Securities over a stake in a Kyrgyzstan mobile network. ...more.
A senior Kyrgyz official has accused a number of foreign secret services of wiretapping the country's interim government. ...more.
Russia's Mobile TeleSystems (MTS) has announced that it has successfully appealed the decision of an Isle of Man court to decline jurisdiction over their claim for the unlawful seizure of Kyrgyz mobile operator, Bitel. ...more.
Turkish fixed-line operator Turk Telekom said Thursday it is considering participating in a tender for the block sale of Kyrgyztelecom, the national telecom operator of Kyrgyzstan ...more.
Kyrgyz mobile operator BiTel has changed its name to Nurtelecom and has applied for a new license to provide mobile communication services ...more.
Russia's second-largest mobile operator VimpelCom has made a deal to purchase Kyrgyz operator Sky Mobile from Russian conglomerate Alfa Group, Interfax news agency reported Thursday, citing a source familiar with the deal. ...more.
Russia's VimpelCom has announced that the its Kazakhstan subsidiary, KaR-Tel has signed a management agreement to assist in operation and management of the network of Sky Mobile, a leading GSM operator in Kyrgyzstan. ...more.